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news. >> good morning. thank you for waking up with us. it's monday, september 20th. i'm pam cook. >> and good morning. i'm dave clark. let's check your morning weather and traffic. >> we had a little cloud cover. now, patchy clouds. and temperatures will rebound slightly. today, a little more sun. but still on the breezy side. 60s, 70s, and mainly a lot of low 80s. now, here's sal. >> steve, on the east shore, traffic is moving well on the macarthur, with no major problems. also, this morning's commute is going to be okay on the 880 southbound. now, let's go back to the desk. >> sal, thank you. we're following several new developments in the pipeline explosion and fire in san bruno. this week, the coroner is expected to update the official death toll to 7. the family recently announced it lost loved ones in that tragedy. [ inaudible ] they were running the pressure above the maximum limit. and the deadly explosion could change how buildings are built near natural gas lines. in the meantime, claudine wong is joining us with the less of closures today. >> reporter: the question eve
to people out here and they told us certainly the question of could this happen again weighs on their minds. pg&e is expected to release a list into areas of concern. and certainly people want to see that less. the question is, what are they going to do about that list? and that is still unclear this morning. now, san jose's mayor, chuck reed, said that the intersection of taz min and first is on the list. that's what he's been told by pg&e. and they are on this apparent list that could be released as early as today. but other than that, it doesn't appear the city has gotten much more. the city wants to make this list public. they have already made public areas of fremont, south san francisco, and livermore, that have been deemed high risk. but what this means in terms of an action plan, still not clear. and people we talked to this morning say they are worried. >> i would probably try to avoid those areas that are high risk. because obviously something bad happened once. and it is possible that it could happen in san jose. >> reporter: how much this list will actually tell us when it it is
of using the express lane along 680. $1 that is going to change depending on congestion. here along the highway, between southbound 680, senole grade. 14 miles worth of highway, this is how things will look as you drive through, a half mile before each entrance, toll pricing sign, tolls vary depending on congestion. fact tract trance ponder will fact transponder will be read and you cannot exit until you get to mission. chp officers will be out in full force making sure drivers understand. sergeant cross with the california highway patrol, what do you anticipate as the day goes on? >> we anticipate initially there may be confusion but we will have extra officers working the area to be a visible presence as well as conduct enforcement. we highly recommend that spend an extra 10 minutes, do research as far as ins and outs of these express lanes so you are more comfortable. >> what are you looking for as far as making sure people don't cross the lines? >> yeah, the biggest thing, just have that invisible presence, more officers in the area. we want to ensure it is moving smoothly and a
told and fbi investigators out here on the scene. they're not letting us again near the home which is where the white truck is parked. we want to go to sky 7, overhead right now this, is the same house where police discovered the 73-year-old dead nearly two weeks ago. they've been searching for his son ever since. authorities not releasing identity of the person found in the home here today or the cause of death. all they're saying is that the body discovered here was discovered when authorities came back to the home today to look for evidence again. so we want to take a look at the people that have been involved in this crime spree this, is a photo of frederick salas. police say he may be the fifth victim at the hands of efron valdmoreo. valdmorrow was killed last week following a high-speed chase in which is he believed to have strangled his girlfriend, cindy tran to death. today, police say they consider frederick salas missing. >> no comment on that so far. as you know l. >> as far as we're concerned he's still a missing person until we make a positive identification of the bod
hours. that makes the new date thursday at 9:00 p.m. but one of the drugs used in the lethal injection process has an expiration date of friday meaning it could no longer be used what is more the company that makes the drugs said it is having production problems and can't delive any new shipments until early next year. debra has been sorting this all out and live at san quentin with details. >> reporter: the jailers here say the prison stands ready for that new execution time, thursday at 9 but with the use by date looming on those deadly drugs, it is a short window of time and there are many players still in the mix. albert brown raped a teenage girl almost 0 years ago using -- 30 years ago using her own shoe laces to strangle her his fate rests with the legal system no sooner had he lost in marin superior court today. >> mr. brown cannot prove he will suffer pain if executed under the current regulations. >> reporter: than his advocates appealed higher federal courts being asked to step in too. >> almost 30,000 californians objected to the lethal injection regulations and almost all
for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. governor schwarzenegger will visit the san bruno fire site today direct from his asia trade mission. meantime e-mails received by federal investigators seem to offer no definitive evidence of neighbors smelling gas before the explosion. terry joins us live from san bruno. >> the ntsb investigators are the ones who are going to figure out exactly what happened. talk about the automatic shutoff valve and a number of other things that address those e-mail concerns. let's get to it now. vice chairman christopher hart joins me. thank you for being here. as far as finding out the cause of this explosion, what are the possibilities and what is the process? >> i won't speculate as to what might have caused it but the pieces, three pieces of pipe will be arriving in the washington d.c. metalergy lab tomorrow. in other words, did the give because of fatigue. contraction, did that cause fatigue, like bending a coat hanger back and forth before it broke. could it be corrosion, for example, impact damage from excavation. we'll look at all those cause
always gets us there... ... sometimes it just takes us a little longer to get back. ♪ finally allowed back home in san bruno three days after the massive explosion and fire killed four neighborses and seriously injured a dozen more. investigators still don't know what caused the gas line to explode as the search for clues continues. the california public utility commission is ordering pg&e to inspect all 5,000 miles of the gas line statewide. they are calling on the utility to change procedure for responding to gas leaks and preserve all records for its work on the line that goes through san bruno. pge crews are working to -- pg&e crews are working to restore power. lilian kim is live in san bruno with their home coming. lilian? >> beverly mandell's home was initially yellow taged which means she could only go home to retrieve her belongings. inside there are remanence of the pipeline explosion. >> i'm probably gonna have to have a new ceiling or something. that's also got holes in it. >> i expected to be in tears, but i wasn't. i am lucky this house is still standing here. >> dozens
will be able to pay a toll and use the lanes, it is still free for car poolers, these are the fist express lanes to open -- first express lanes to open up in northern california. the proceeds will go towards a feature tolling project. we will keep you updated usually a congested area. hopefully it will relieve some stress for drivers. let's look at your forecast. here is tracy. >> thanks can i anna. coming up, a mixed weekend. even a few showers and sprinkles in the north bay yesterday. sunshine, temperatures warming up. lower 80s fairfield, concord, 79 liver more, oakland, fremont. 78 san jose, the closer you get to the coastline temperatures don't shift so much. vallejo and san raphael, 80s. we will look at more cities across the bay area and take a look what will happen for the first couple days of fall. it officially arrives wednesday. >>> you are sure it didn't get here a couple weeks ago. >> felt like fall all summer long. >> thanks very much. 5:01 a.m. something new in the east bay a new way to avoid traffic jams makes its debut this morning right at this very minute. let's go to an
might be using public transportation some time today. now take a look at his picture this morning. the man police are looking for has sf tattooed on his face under his right eye. he still has family and what police are call yang societies here. his name is demere sai lacko, 58 fight 170 pounds with brown eyes and black eye and has other tatoos on his neck and was last seen walking around without his shirt and just wearing jeans. police are searching for hip because he is tied a rape, robbery and beating yesterday in the housing authority development. he is upon parole. we checked in here with the officers at the about view police station which deals with crimes from the district. this morning we know sha lacko has not been arrested and is still out on the loose. call 911 if you have seen this man. police do say they consider him dangerous. reporting live from san francisco, jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. >> 6:02. the two candidates go dworch of california clashed repeltedly during their first degate deviced right here on ktvu. decrat jerry brown and republican meg whitman fa
each household will receive. >> with those funds, no strings attached. it's theirs to use in any way, shape or form that they want. we will not be asking them and had not ask them to sign any releases when they accept that. >> reporter: how much money each household will receive will be based in part on how severe the home was damaged. a red tag means $50,000. a yellow tag $25,000, and a green tag is $15,000. >> i lost the whole thing. i'm red tags. i have nothing. this is what i have. >> reporter: carol guernsey told us so far pg&e has held but debit cards for daily expense and the offer for up to $50,000 is much needed but that pg&e will have to do a whole lot more. >> we're living in a hotel and out of a bag. so, i think telecome through. so i think we can get all of the neighbors together and make them come through. >> reporter: this couple told us their hope is green tagged but say they're too shaken to move back in yet after seeing neighbors' homes reduced to ashes. >> lives that were lost. that's the hardest part. you can't put a price on it. >> reporter: do you applaud them
. they gave us a loose description. black man, in his 20s, dark clothing, with a weapon. that's describing a lot of people possibly. that's the information we have. women in the area are told to stay in well lighted areas with other people around. >> i wish i could find someplace else to walk. >> everybody especially people by themselves are all walking around with an ipod in their ear. >> reporter: that woman is absolutely right this. certainly puts your defenses down, people with ipods, iphones, any sort of cell phone or mp3 player when you have the headphones in your ear. you become a target according to police. and they are warning people to lock the doors in your car immediately and be careful getting out of your car, as well. although we don't know the exact circumstances of these attacks, it might involve a vehicle because police are also sending out that warning. we are waiting for more information from the oakland pd. >> thank you. anne makovec in oakland. >>> and a woman was able to fight off her attacker in the south bay over the weekend. the woman says she was jogging sunday mo
paints a different picture, one of a concerned father who is given permission by the boy's parents to use scare straight tactics. >> at no time do you hear the parents of the young man objecting, getting upset, crying. so the video is absolutely exculpatory from the cop's perspective. >> and the attorney points to this moment when the father talks to his son while cuffed. >> use your head. >> his department in the meantime is reviewing the duty manual which does not make specific mention of this type of behavior. >> we determined that there should be probably a very specific section that addresses this or several versions into creating one. >> sergeant lopez says the officer may have violated more than just those two policies. he is currently on administrative leave. lisa amin gulezian, abc7 news. >> thanks very much. >>> a judge cleared the way for california's first execution in nearly five years. that means that pending any last-minute appeals albert brown will be put to death one minute after midnight next wednesday morning. he would be the first death row inmate executed in the newly
people who just used a chain saw to crack open what looks like to be a fireproof safe they've let some people back in behind this barricade over the past couple of minutes going through some of the wreckage. right now they're sorting through what they found inside the safe. it will show you some video of the governor being debriefed by investigators and local authorities. arnold schwarzenegger was in china when this explosion happened the governors saying he spoke to president barack obama the day after who promised all the help that california needs. as for the reason for the blast the governor said that is still yet to be determined but he will get to the bottom of this. he understands so if the frustration was not been able to get answers about what happened and what went wrong. there's a lot of bureaucratic red tape a lot of agency spatter overlapping of the answers should be forthcoming quickly. >> you're only allowed to talk to the investigators, believe me within the next few days you have the information because of back now want it to drill down and get the information because
, looking at it under an electron microscope son that we can see minute details that will help us identify the nature of the breach. >> reporter: the ntsb is relying on the public for the search. if anyone smelled gas in the week before the explosion, if anyone saw dead plants near the explosion site, if anyone found metal that could be part of the exploded pipe. email sanbruno@ntsb.org. among the documents there is no record of anyone calling pg&e to report gas although cbs 5 interviewed half dozen people who shade that was the case in the neighborhood. ntsb plans to be here at least a week to ten more days scouring the enabled looking for clues. >> thank you, simon perez in san bruno. >>> well, it's certainly a question a lot of people have tonight: how are you supposed to know if there is a natural gas transmission line in your neighborhood? it's a harder thing to find out than you might expect. the online resource for this kind of information is the government-run national pipeline mapping system. the first thing you see on their web page now is a warning about extremely high traffic
morning at 6:00 on this tuesday. we have a lot of developing news for you. thanks for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. let's get to it. forgot my own name. late and breaking news following all morning. imprisoned hiker and cal graduate sarah shore released from prison. jenelle, tell us more. >> this is such great news. just came down in the past hour. american sarah shore has been released for more than a year in prison. those closest to her expected something to happen today but basically this release out of the blue. her family didn't even have a heads up. we did get a statement from a state women rights organization saying they're feeling sad that sarah has to leave her fiancee shane and best friend josh. they're still in prison, that's in iran. but, of course, this is great news that sarah shore has been released. the three u.s. berkeley graduates captured in july 2009 after crossing the border between northern iraq and iran. iran accuses the three of spying and illegally entering the country. the family insists they were hiking and entered the country accidental
supervisors call for a review of when deputies and use tasers after an abc 7 report. >> here's a look from downtown san francisco. the clouds a little lower and they have more moisture in them so expect some drizzle this morning but warmer weather this afternoon and i'll update you on the chance of rain. >> an update on the cash paying lanes at the toll plaza. everything looking good around the bay area. >> it's 6 a.m. this wednesday morning. thank you for waking up early and joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. topping our news, governor schwarzenegger will arrive in san bruno for a first-hand look at the damage done by the san bruno fire. pg&e facing new questions how long it took to shut off gas after the blast. terry mcsweeney has the vice chairman with him right now to address those questions. >> i'd like to address that question you just brought up, kristen. the problem seems to have been that the pg&e couldn't get that gas shut off in the most timely fashion. what was the problem and what are you looking at? >> we're developing a time line regarding that issue because on
it's 4:59. thanks for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. right now the bay area's first ever expressway lane is opening up to drivers. that means solo drivers can pay for the privilege of using what would otherwise be a carpool lang. jenelle wang is live over 680 in fremont. this has been in the works for a long, long time. >> yeah. and it's finally here. set to open in about 30 seconds from now officially. at 5 a.m. the bay area's first expressway lane. i'm along highway southbound 680. you can see the traffic going southbound right here. there will be three entry and three exit points. you're looking at one of the entry points here. washington boulevard exit. the new expressway lane replaces the carpool lane on southbound 680 between pleasanton and milpitas. a 14-mile stretch. it operates between 5 a.m. and 8 p.m. monday through friday. carpoolers will be able to use the lane for free as well as motorcycles, transit buses and highway vehicles with valid stickers but solo drivers can use the lane with fair fas trak pass. only three entry and exit points and ille
for joining us this morning. >> good morning. >> reporter: you think how this is proceeds depends on the boy's parents. absolutely. what's going to be key here, did this boy's parents consent to him being scared straight by this officer or was this vigilantism, a police officer take the law into his own hands? when you're a police officer you're always on duty and if you're going to cuff somebody, you have need to have a legitimate reason for doing it. >> reporter: reportedly these parents also have cell phone video of this arrest going on where this boy is allegedly handcuffed. that's probably going to come into play as well? >> absolutely. the witness statements and those cell phone videos are going to be key here and the district attorney will look at that in deciding whether to charge false imprisonment against this police officer. >> reporter: all right. mr. clark, thank you for joining us. we'll talk to you again at 6:30. back to you, sydnie. >> can you ask mr. clark, there were charges filed against both of the children, right? what happens there? i mean, is any of this made public?
you for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. topping our news we could find out which local gas pipelines pose the biggest risk to life and property. in the wake of the san bruno explosion and fire, local officials have put intense pressure on pg&e to release that list of the hundred most dangerous. terry mcsweeney is live in san bruno with the story. terry? >> yeah. the report that we're all waiting for today is 100 most dangerous natural gas pipelines on pg&e. don't have that yet but we do have a partial list to share with you this morning. right now let's take a look at some video that we have of the situation that we are talking about. we're talking about very dangerous pipelines. our media partner, the mercury news reports that san jose and milpitas city officials received a call, came in yesterday from pg&e, the utility that owns the pipeline that blew out a couple weeks ago. got two one nears casman drive. two very dangerous pipelines in its city west of i-880. fremont, livermore and south san francisco having already received word that they have dangerous pipel
to walk the line. >> exactly right. >> yeah. >> that brings us to our next story meg whitman has been courting that vote. polls show she's been making a lot of headway there. what happens now? >> wheg whitman... >> according to the hispanic volt has been a corner stone of whitman's campaign. it seemed the strategy was working a cord together field poll, whitman was gaining on jerry brown with the latino community making up 15% of the california voters. the polls just six days ago shows brown with 43% of the latino vote and whitman, 40%. a gap of just 3%. and now, with accusations whitman hired an undocumented worker, oakland city councilman believes many will back away. >> there is no question about it. and i when people talk about immigration, immigrant people and they abuse them and use them. i don't think the meg is any different. i think that will make a difference to latino voter autos and would you vote for her or not based on this? >> i was planning to vote for her. i'm a democrat. boy vote for brown. >> susan raske from the school of judicialism. >> i would say it doesn't hurt
. always sounds good to say that. friday morning. thank you for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. let's begin with a stunning new possibility in the investigation into the san bruno blast this morning. pg&e are looking into a bacterial cause and what's most frightening is it can be found anywhere. jenelle is live with the latest. jenelle? >> kristen, this has happened before ten years ago in the new mexico desert. a 13-inch transmission line just like the one that ran through the san bruno neighborhood ruptured killing 3 young children. called influence corrosion. microbes that go undetected in a tiny pool of stagnant water in the pipeline and eating away at the metal causing it to corrode. pg&e told state regulators last year that there was ongoing concern about the potential for internal corrosion along the 46-mile pipeline that ran from san francisco through san bruno down to milpitas. the corrosion has shown up in several tests along the line. an environmental microbe biologist outside of pg&e said any pipe as old as this one could have microbes hiding inside of it. the o
that fog out there. thanks for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. california voters have a clearer picture today of their two main choices for governor. last night democratic jerry brown and republican meg whitman drew a sharp contrast in their first of three debates. >> even though their styles are different, the two actually have several things in common. candidate jerry brown and meg whitman went into their debate in a virtual tie and came out virtually the same way. the polls have yet to be released. on the issues they also agree. both would protect colleges and universities from higher fees. both would enforce the death penalty. the debate lasted just under an hour at u.c. davis. the first question was how they would fix california's dysfunctional budget. >> first of all you gotta live within your means. i mean, they started spending money, we had a boom and wall street was going and dot-com and all that, then it collapses. well, you gotta reset. reset 15%, 18%. i authorized by my legal opinion an 18% reduction in the governor's salary, the legislators' salary and my
for when residents might be allowed to reenter. city officials tell us they hope to narrow the evacuation area and let some people back in hopefully as early as today. while it is too dangerous for homeowners to get back into the fire zone, news crews get a quick look into the disaster area. lillian kim shows us what's there. >> glen view drive and earl avenue is ground zero and this ruptured pipeline is what started it all. a piece of the 30-inch pg&e pipeline is in the middle of the intersection. the explosion was so large it blew out of the ground. they inspected the crater and still no word what caused the high-pressure pipeline to rupture. in all destroyed 37 homes in the crestwood neighborhood. some sites there's nothing more than a chimney to indicate where a house once stood. others are still standing. those with little or no damage have been marked with green fliers but many have been red-tagged deemed uninhabitable. brian wants to see his house but emergency officials aren't allowing residents to take a look just yet. >> keep changing their mind. i don't know why they changed th
to the explosion christine conley joins us live with more on their experience as they rushed to the scene last thursday. christine. >> more than 201st responders rush to the scene on thursday and emergency personnel have been here ever since. live you can see pg&e crews still trying to restore power, he sees several crews running on lines. as we as a man were going to show you the crater that was created by the explosion in the meantime emergency personnel continuing to go through the rubble and also surged and continue their investigation. the rest of the street, you can see this church that's been set up as a place for emergency personnel to get food and take a rest. for the rover in this parking lot you can see the trend center that's been set up for emergency personnel as well. for the first time were starting to hear from some of the first responders. we talked to the captain with the san bruno fire department here's his story. >> this fireball's the sound, the noise of it was deafening and very loud. it sounded very much like it could of been a jet airplane engine still running. as we to
on this thursday at 5:00. thanks for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. in the news this morning bulldozers will fan out through the san bruno neighborhood devastated by a natural gas explosion and fire. officials say it's time to begin removing the demolished homes. jenelle wang is live in san bruno with more on the story. >> cleanup crews will start coming in at 8:00 this morning to clean out all the debris at this disaster site. they're expected to be here the next four to six weeks. the first job to remove close to two dozen charred cars so they can get the heavy machinery in. then remove debris from the hot zones first. 34 homes to be cleared but could be more later. the cost is about 30 to $40,000 for each job site. for the victims that lost everything, still a lot of questions as the bills pile up. >> as far as insurance. >> what we all went through -- i don't know when that healing process starts to begin. we're still numb. >> as cleanup continues, water trucks will continue to water down the ash to reduce any toxic levels. the san jose county health department has brough
! happy friday, everyone! it's 5 a.m.. thanks for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. pg&e is investigating the intriguing and frightening possibility that microbes inside a gas pipe may have caused the deadly san bruno explosion two weeks ago. sounds incredulous but it's happened before. jenelle has details. >> yes, it has, kristen. ten years ago in the new mexico desert, the pipeline ruptured killing 12. investigators found pitting in the pipeline. the corroded area spread across 21 feet of the pipeline. 72% of the metal had been eaten away. the pipeline in new mexico was over 50 years old, 30 inches in diameter, the same as the one here in san bruno. the possible cause is called microbiological influence corrosion. the report came out in the san francisco chronicle this morning. basically microbes that thrive, go undetected in a tiny pool of stagnant water in a pipeline and start eating away on the metal causing it to corrode. pg&e told state regulators last year there was ongoing concern about the potential for internal corrosion on the 46-mile pipeline runs from san
morning. thanks for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. topping our news this half hour, pg&e is investigating the possibility that microbes inside a natural gas pipe might have caused the deadly san bruno explosion two weeks ago, this unlikely but has happened before. jenelle is live in san bruno to tell us more. >> yes, it has, ten years ago in the new mexico desert that pipeline ruptured killing 12 including three young children. investigators found pitting in the pipeline. the corroded area spread across 21 feet of the pipe and some areas 72% of the pipe wall had been eaten away. now, that pipeline in new mexico was over 50 years old and 30 inches in diameter. those are the exact same specs as the pipeline here in san bruno. the possible cause is called microbiological influence corrosion. this report came out in the san francisco chronicle this morning. it's basically micros that go undetected in a tiny pool of water inside the pipeline and then start eating away at the metal causing it to corrode. according to the article this morning, pg&e told state regulators last y
the newcomer stayed more on message, sometimes reciting speech lines, jerry brown used humor, analysts say people will disagree on who won because it all depended on exactly what you were looking for. >> people looking for consistency and a predictable message and a solid presence, i think they might be attracted to meg. if they are looking for experience and some personality and i think he was warm tonight, some warmth, some charm, some passion, then it is jerry. >> reporter: certainly both candidates had something to prove and people are watching them carefully. jerry brown certainly has been in politics for a long time. he is trying to prove he is more than a career politician and he is still relevant decades after being governor of california as he tries again for that top office. meg whitman is a new cammer to the political scene. she wanted to establish she is up for the job and can maneuver sacramento, coming up you will hear what they had to say last night. jerry brown as he addressed some of the questions about weather he can stay more focused and we will tell you why meg whitman
this morning about what happened last night. family members tell us that 57- year-old dennis wayne dixon was shot in the doorway of his apartment, that is the apartment with the light on the porch and his stepson was tied up and beaten. take a look at this. paramedics rushed him to the hospital. we are told the stepson lived here with him and may soon be released from the hospital later this morning. the details which led up to the shooting are not complete yet. initially police confirmed this was a home invasion but the victims and suspects may have known each other. his mother was told her son pulled up to the apartment and exchanged words with the suspects which is when they tried to force themselves into the apartment. that is when dennis dixon was shot in the doorway. we are even hearing the stepson wasn't the only one in the apartment at the time of the shooting. her mother told us her son was a vendor of sorts and had a booth where he sold clothes and dvds out of. she said she could barely understand the bad news. >> she was crying on the phone but i could not understand nothing b
that you would like me to ask him, please email them right now to us at mornings@cbs5.com. >> some amazing stories from those firefighters. anne, thanks very much. anne makovec in san bruno. >>> well, moments after the explosion, a local man grabbed a cell phone and started recording. walter mccaffrey says the blast knocked him off his feet. but after making sure that his family was out of the house, he called 911 and then he grabbed his cell phone and took this video. he was not injured. >>> the coroner has identified a fourth victim. 81-year-old elizabeth torres was home watching the football game on tv when the pipeline blew. torres lived with her daughter, one of her nine children. her son-in-law suffered severe burns trying to rescue her. also among the dead, jackie grieg and her 13-year-old daughter janessa, and jessica morales. the three people still missing are all members of the same family. 50-year-old greg bullis, his 17- year-old son william, and greg's 85-year-old mother lavonne have not been seen or heard from since thursday. san bruno detectives will keep working it as a mis
to use. >> one of the reasons that you might need to point tell is that to the delays are point to be later. this does not have any traffic impact and there is no rush of cars the airline debt using to wait that ramps of there is no reason for them not to go ahead and take their time and get the work done now. these are the perils that are being replaced and just to be cleared this is not affecting the right west 80 or the east the traffic is flowing to the east bay 37 though as they're trying to get onto columbus parkway. that is the extent of the traffic. the west bound traffic in go to redwood, turn around and come back and it will be able to get on the east on columbus there. but as a key to the bridge check, there is no high spots it is looking good and even with the activation of the metering lights we do not have any back up on the approach and the center lanes look good. for the bay bridge and the cemetery ridge drive looks good. no problems here and let us look right to the going rate, not only is there light traffic on the bridge of light traffic through marin county f
for the first debate. jerry brown and meg whitman let us see their different viewpoints as they clashed on issues. claudine wong has more on last night's spirited debate. >> reporter: both candidates are claiming victory. both candidates went on the attack. both candidates tried to convince voters that they can handle this job. now, this debate at uc davis was the first of three debates. there's another one right around the corner. you can bet this is being picked apart. california certainly facing a lot of controversial issues from immigration to the death penalty to the budget crisis. all of that was on the table yesterday. whitman apologized for forgetting to vote in the past election, saying no one is more embarrassed than her. she did not apologize for putting $119 million of her own money in this campaign. >> the labor unions and jerry brown have been joined at the hip for 40 years. my view is putting jerry brown in charge of putting jerry brown -- of the unions is like putting count dracula in charge of the blood bank. >> reporter: people we spoke with say whitman appeared to be
. that will springboard us to the warmest temperatures in this weather forecast cycle. rain chances for not only saturday but also sunday. >> an early morning accident in san francisco's marina district has been cleared. all streets open in the area. live shot of the san mateo bridge has traffic flowing well. in fact looking good on bay area freeways right now. >> it's become a busy thursday morning. 6 a.m.. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. let's begin with the latest on breaking news we've been following all morning. concord police shoot and wound a pedestrian. theresa garcia joins us to explain what happened. >> we just found out that two officers were involved in the shooting. both fired their weapons at this one suspect who also drew a gun at them. take a look behind me. first off you've got the crime scene truck that just pulled up. those investigators have gone down the street. that's ashbury where you see patrol unit cars. what happened at 2:30 this morning is a man was walking down the street clayton road. they spotted this man who they believe fit the description of a man wanted for several
radiates the classroom. everyone enjoyed having her around. >> very important for us to be here to support the family and just have closure to this terrible event. >> jackie worked for the california public utilities commission for over 20 years which is one of the agencies investigating the explosion. so far there's been no public announcement about services for 81-year-old elizabeth torres. she's the fourth confirmed san bruno victim. pg&e has agreed to release the information just about everyone has been demanding since last week's san bruno pipeline blast. the utility had mapped its 100 most hazardous natural gas pipelines but it has been keeping that information secret. two federal agencies and the state public utilities commission have laid on the pressure and as abc 7's david louie reports it's working. >> the state public utilities commission sent this letter to pg&e specifically asking for its list of 100 most hazardous gas pipelines and their specific locations. that agency along with pg&e have been under pressure for a week by state a
on top of us bringing us the hottest day in this cycle, poor air quality that will linger a couple of days. i'll show you where. >> not a lot of overnight road work. the toll plaza showing no delays. >> and supporters of same sex marriage will launch political ads today to pressure candidates who support the prop 8 ban. >> 5:01 a.m.. thank you so much for joining us. it's going to be a scorcher. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. topping our news, in a few hours a hearing held in marin county to determine whether to halt california's first scheduled execution of a death row inmate in more than four years. terry mcsweeney is live in san quentin. terry, the prisoner's appeal centers around a lethal drug combo? >> they do. but if those arguments fail brown will be put to death in less than 48 hours from right now. the convicted killer and two-time rapist was asked to choose his means of death, a three-stage injection or one lethal injection. he failed to do that over the weekend. 8:30 this morning his attorneys will be in marin county superior court asking for a stay of execution fo
to ask him, email us at mornings@cbs5.com. elizabeth and sydnie? >> anne, thanks very much. anne makovec in san bruno. >>> the coroner's office has identified a fourth victim in the explosion. 81-year-old elizabeth torres, a mother of nine. she lived just yards from the blast site. she was home watching the nfl season opener when that explosion hit. she got trapped inside. >>> victims of the blast were honored at last night's giants game. kids from san bruno baseball league took part in the ceremony. the giants donated $3 from every ticket to the recovery effort. that came out to more than $100,000 total. >>> there is much more coverage of the san bruno explosion on our website including we have raw video, news conferences, the 911 tapes, and some information as well on how you can help. just check out cbs5.com. >>> it is 6:06. let's get another extended look at traffic and weather. >> he anna, people having to use their windshield wipers? >> he nan? >> they haven't turned on the metering lights just yet. it's still 18 minutes from the carquinez bridge to the maze. elsewhere westbound 5
it was not on a list they say the system is flawed. >> we don't know what the cause was but that will inform us on how to look at the segments and whether the process that we use is a good process are not. >> pg&e submitted last year for base-rate proceedings they said they had read this section to and half miles away from the blast site. c u p c is pleased that pg&e complied the agency says it's important to have the information this list changes from year to year yesterday's list is the most recent period the c p u also requested the list for the past few years they will decide if changes need to be made on how the pipelines are monitored. police are investigating the solo crash in san jose that killed and eight year-old appeared in happened near o'grady drive at 3:00 a.m. report showed the driver as san jose man lost control of the has to be crashing into a light pole and cause the vehicle to catch fire. an 18 year-old passenger pronounced dead at the scene the driver is expected to survive he was taken to hospital. will tran joins us on the phone with more. >> that drivers in big trouble he is an
this section that water had shown up in tests. the key to fighting this corrosion apparently using chemicals or robots to scrape microbes away but apparently pg&e says the pipeline in san bruno was too narrow and had too many bends for some of the recommended treatments. pg&e said it did use ultrasonic techniques to detect corrosion and didn't find any. meanwhile, the public utilities commission has voted to bring an independent panel in to investigation this explosion, looking into what pg&e and state agencies could have done to avoid the disaster. state leaders are pushing to make sure pg&e pays for the cost of the panel out of its own profits so customers do not have to foot the bill. today is day 2 of heavy demolition an clean-up in the neighborhood what remains of the 35 homes that were burned to the ground will be removed over the next several weeks. large excavators and workers in protective gear are working on three homes a day. at the same time, street sweepers and water trucks work to keep the area clean by reducing the threat of toxic dust. >> want to make sure that we're very and
vasquez on why pg&e says it can't do that. >> it's just red line. >> reporter: livermore mayor showed us. >> amanda: his fire department was able to skirt up. a pipeline underneath vineyards, it is about the only populated area nearby. accord to go a pg&e report from 2009 obtained by cbs5 the utility said it needed to fix this stretch of pipeline calling it the highest-risk pipeline in the bay area. the livermore mayor says he was shocked, he asked pg&e for more specifics but never got an answer today. >> no doubt it's on the south end of the city and it doesn't impact as many people as it would in neighborhoods in san brown oh but by gosh i think our citizens deserve some information from pgee so we know what this means. >> what information have you got. >> the truth is nothing. accord to go the same paperwork they need to replace a four- mile section of pipeline 131 in fremont and call this the second highest risk pipeline in the bay area. the fire chief says he knows it fakes through but he couldn't get any more specifics from pg&e either. >> right now they can't tell us so they are u
tell us about that? >> sorry. >> reporter: can you explain what kind of caregivers they are? deleon's own mother was one of the people evacuated by the neighbors and firefighters who joined in the good samaritan effort. the two men drove the women to the hospital in their own cars. none were seriously injured. >> i have always taught my kids, help people when you can. you know? and if anybody ever says anything, oh, you know, what can i do for you helping me, pass the favor along. >> reporter: unfortunately, we were not able to get much information out of the nursing home owner. so we don't know the status, dana, of the two women who were hired to take care of those elderly patients. we do know that the san mateo county authorities, the board of supervisors, and the ombudsman will be looking into this case. also, they might be giving a commendation to the people who helped out in this very dire situation. >> oh, my goodness. i hope they give a commendation to the two men. god bless them! those women -- they were sitting ducks. >> reporter: absolutely. the fact that one of them was s
sorry, bob and bobby and they were in a senior home, lets talk to him >>bob is at this job showing us heis emergency vehicle. on thursday ight after seeing the flames they looked for people who neeed help, it had 6 occupants who left them >>as we got down there a lady was on a sidewalk and we thought this doesnt look right they screamed "help help" >>they went looking for more, they helped 3 people, he was being told to evacuate but had a feeling there was someone else left they hadnt searching the home at the very last room was a lady on oxygen with a catheter and i looked out the window and with flames behind me the bed wouldnt fit through thed pbrought her out >>6 seniour woman the youngest 93 were saved >>i always teach my kids, do the best you can. >>this just in, we have word of a vigil and funeral mass set up, jaqueline and her 13 year old daughter. the mass starts at 11 friday morning and her, she has been going there since kindergarten, classed are cancelled so teachers and students can attend the mass >>this is the debris, gov shwarzeenager got his first look today [ woman o
coming up. >> definitely not your typical commute there! >> no. >> thanks for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. there's a new twist into the investigation into the san bruno explosion and fire. it appears that pg&e was raising concerns about this specific pipe eroding just days before the explosion. abc 7's terry mcsweeney is live with more. >> the chronicle reporting that the exact pipe that blew up out here last thursday starting that inferno came to pg&e's attention actually last year. now, according to the article, four pipes were corroding here in the bay area at gas transmission lines all tied to the milpitas control station and they were seeing compressor oil inside these pipes causing the corrosion. according to the article, pg&e says they stopped the liquid. haven't seen any since last november. another controversy has to do with the mess left behind. county officials want all the debris gone by october 15th, the beginning of the rainy season. the material has been tested, says the county. it's not contaminated by the air quality management district says otherwise,
the bay area. we have a cooler sea breeze for us today even with sunshine. temperatures drop tomorrow. i'll update you on that big warming trend for the weekend. >> we've got a nice live shot of the bay bridge toll plaza showing conditions still delay-free but i'll have an update on an accident that's still blocking a lane. >> it's a tuesday morning at 6:01. good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. we begin with developing news in the south bay that you heard frances talking about. san jose police on the scene of a fatal accident. one person dead, another injured. theresa garcia is live at the scene in south san jose with the very latest information. theresa? >> there's a lot of investigation and cleanup to do. drivers and residents are going to have to make their way around this major intersection. let you see a little what's going on behind me. a multiple police units and investigators out here in the intersection there. there's so much debris. this is the almaden valley neighborhood where the intersection of o'grady drive remain closed. this is hours a
's a wednesday at 6:00. good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. topping our news looks as though california's first execution in five years will not take place at san quentin this week and probably not this year. a federal judge has changed his mind and put off tomorrow's scheduled lethal injection. abc 7's terry mcsweeney is at the u.s. 9th circuit court of appeals. that's where the attorney general will be. >> attorney general jerry brown wants the execution to go forward. they will file with the 9th district court of appeals today. that's because the u.s. federal judge jeremy fogel reversed his decision from just last week and was saying the execution could go forward as long as rapist albert brown had a choice of the method of execution either the one-shot or three-shot technique. the 9th circuit returned fogel's initial decisionsy saying that the one-shot method isn't offered in california so he couldn't be offered that. the protocol he objected to in 2006 hasn't been fixed. >> they say what's called the con
bruno, bracket. >> thank you. >> simon perez joins from us bayhill shopping center a major gathering spot for the evacuees. >> reporter: good morning. you can see behind me the red cross truck is here. they are certainly helping many of those people who had their homes either completely burned to the ground or had a lot of damage done to it. you can see some of the video there. dozens of homes that burned and more that are damaged. one person confirmed dead and dozens hurt. many people taking themselves to the hospital. some with severe burns, others with smoke inhalation, some in nearby hospital, others as far as san francisco. saint francis burn unit was treating some of the people last night. this is going to be a pretty difficult search operation, certainly not rescue but a search operation as cadaver dogs go through some of the rubble this morning. mainly, that's because many of the people if there are any left inside pretty much would have been incinerated. this fire was so hot, i was here last night that it just eliminated the houses almost instantly. you see skeletons, chimne
't escape the fact of other homes where people were not so fortunate. >> used to be a house here. i used to look from there. have very nice deck. and now it's not there. >> reporter: it's gone. >> she and her husband and three daughter are finally home. the girls tried to coax the rabbit out of its cage but it's too terrified to come out. their hays was spared from the flames that consumed the three homes directly behind him. he says she has been frantic since her family escaped thursday night. >> my eyes, i left to hotel. it's like something mentally. i can't stay in one place. i want to move around. now probably get one hour and a half of sleep during the whole night. >> reporter: the family is waiting for pg&e to turn on their gas and power. she northeasts to -- needs to do laundry and get some sleep. >> reporter: are you going to sleep tonight? >> i cannot wait until night so i can sleep, yes. >> reporter: residents were told to gather at skyline college tied at noon. their identification was checked and they were given instructions how that i would be allowed back into their neighbo
to keep them away from the eastern u.s., but bermuda will probably be in the sites of igor and most likely julia won't affect anything. we can't rule out the eastern coast being affected by igor. we'll have more a little bit later. >> a lot to watch. thanks, al. >>> let's check some of the morning's other top stories. ann curry is at the news desk. good morning, ann. >> good morning, everybody. in the news over the weekend indications that the on again, off again iran release of american hiker sarah shourd is on again. on sunday the judiciary said she can be released on $500,000 bail after being held for more than a year. we're following developments this morning. where do things stand? >> reporter: good morning, ann. right now sarah shourd is still in custody. her lawyer says they are waiting for the $500,000 bail to be cleared and then he expects she will be released. now, under the conditions of bail, she is allowed to leave iran but her trial on charges of espionage is going forward. along with the trial of the two other u.s. hikers arrested with her in 2009. over the weekend u.s. offi
will respond to and help us as quickly as possible. >> fema was here a couple of days ago in its original assessment of this area now that the governor had signed a request asking the president for the money everything is in place. how long it will take for the president to get back to the governor on if this will be declared a federal disaster area is not known at this point. reporting live in san bruno kate thompson kron 4 news. >> there's a new sort of problems shaping up in san bruno city workers are finding themselves buried under the avalanche of donated clothing. that continues to show up at the evacuation center. jonathan blum has more on why they are now asking people to take those items elsewhere. >> your the evacuation center in san bruno the amount of donations continues to pour and even though they run out of space here days ago. now lining the path outside this building going all the way around to the back boxes and boxes of donated shoes, clothing, toys killed to the brim with items that people brbr by in their vehicles specifically to help victims of this deadly explosion
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